Kung Fu Blog

11.03.2016
Laurence Kalinsky: "If you are looking for more than the belt - this is the place" (2016)
  • When looking for a martial arts school it is very easy to be blinded by flashy names, colorful belts, and the promise of learning Bruce Lee moves. It is even more of a challenge to weed through the numerous options available in a city like Los Angeles especially when you have a precocious 5 year old who is taken in by martial arts. But for those of us lucky enough to have been welcomed into the Prosvirov family at Kung Fu of Golden Dragon, we surely understand the value of the gem that is hidden on Santa Monica Boulevard just passed Bundy. My family and I came to the school looking for an alternative to my daughter's physical therapy in January after searching for a bilingual Russian and English school, and in just two months the progress we have seen has been nothing short of astounding. Unlike in any other school, both my wife and I (I am 40) were able to sign up for lessons as a package with our daughter - turning kung fu into a family activity with the three of us partaking in classes together. It has become the highlight of our week.

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11.03.2016
Anti-Bullying: Solving the Whole Problem (2016)
At Kung Fu of Golden Dragon Martial Arts School in West Los Angeles, we understand that one of the biggest challenges for children growing up is dealing with bullies. Feeling like a victim can hamper one's ability to learn, grow, and contribute in school and other areas. However, we also understand that the problem goes further than simply teaching self defense to those who are being bullied. Bullies usually pick on others because they feel unsafe or inadequate; they may be getting bullied themselves, feel insecure about something in their own lives, or just don't know how to express themselves.
26.02.2016
Kung Fu of Golden Dragon Awards Ceremony (2016)

Even in youth, some kids struggle with what to give their moms for Mother's Day. At Golden Dragon Kung Fu School, our students will be giving one of the best gifts a child can give a parent; a sense of pride in their accomplishments. On May 7th, we will be holding our 2nd annual Kung Fu awards Ceremony at Kung Fu of Golden Dragon, and once again, all students are welcome and invited! Event time from 1:00pm-3:00pm

25.02.2016
Kung Fu of Golden Dragon Receives Los Angeles Award (2016)
Los Angeles Award Program Honors the Achievement

LOS ANGELES February 18, 2016 -- Kung Fu of Golden Dragon has been selected for the 2016 Los Angeles Award in the Martial Arts School category by the Los Angeles Award Program.

Each year, the Los Angeles Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Los Angeles area a great place to live, work and play.
24.02.2016
Maslenitsa: Crepe Day Celebration (March, 12, 2016)
  • No matter our culture, race, class, or upbringing, one thing most people can agree upon – we LOVE it when Winter ends and Spring rolls around! Many cultures have their own way of celebrating this momentous annual event (much like Americans and Groundhog Day), and Russia is no different. Preceding the upcoming celebration of Lent, Russians celebrate one of their oldest surviving holidays, called Masletnitsa, or Crepe Day. Kung Fu of Golden Dragon will be bringing this fun tradition to its students on March 12th as we seek to increase awareness and knowledge of our school's founders' history and customs.
23.02.2016
Star Wars Force Camp Academy (2016)
  • Looking for a fun and awesome way for the kids to spend Spring Break? The Force is strong here! Sign up today for our Star Wars Force Camp Academy, and learn the ways of the Jedi, the Sith, and much much more!
18.02.2016
Fire Monkey, 4713, Year of the Monkey, Sun Wukong, Martial Arts, Golden Dragon, Chinese traditional martial arts school, Chinese tea
  • All over the world, people are celebrating the Lunar New Year, and Kung Fu of Golden Dragon is no different. This year we are glad to be ringing in the Year of the Red Fire Monkey. The Monkey is a highly revered and celebrated figure in Chinese culture. The Monkey is said to symbolize cleverness, agility, and a high intellect. Those born in the year of the Monkey are said to excel in politics, public speaking, language arts, and numerous physical sciences, including biology.
12.02.2016
Training with Masters Valery and Dmitry is a true blessing! (2016)
Training with Masters Valery and Dmitry is a true blessing! 

I've been wanting to do martial arts since I was little and tried it several times but something wasn't right. As soon as I walked into Golden Dragon school and talked to the teachers I knew it was my school.


31.01.2016
Russian language courses (2016)

Golden Dragon Presents - Russian Without Borders!

  • My name is Elena Prosvirova. I want to introduce you to the "Russian Language and Literature Courses" at Golden Dragon. Classes will be held every Sunday at 12217 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • When our family moved to Los Angeles from Moscow in 2012, my daughter Liza was just 6 years old. At that time, she spoke Russian, her native language, fluently, knew the alphabet and could read. But when she was enrolled in school, all of her classes were in English, and she started to communicate with us in this language. While I love that she has so quickly absorbed another language, I do not want her to forget her heritage. Therefore, I am taking time to teach her independently to keep her language in her mind. I do this not simply because having a second language can be incredibly beneficial later in life, but also because Russian is the cornerstone of our deep and beautiful culture. The works of Pushkin, Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky put our language into an essential position in the world's cultural heritage, and I believe that I am partly responsible for passing these cultural values onto our children. That's why I want my daughter to not just speak Russian but to speak it like a native speaker!

  1. Начинаем нашу рубрику "Советы преподавателя"
  2. Советы преподавателя 2 "Играем в слова"
30.01.2016
Начинаем нашу рубрику "Советы преподавателя"
Здравствуйте, меня зовут Александра. Вот уже много лет я преподаю русский язык как иностранный. В настоящее время я являюсь преподавателем школы «Русский язык без границ», открытой в «Золотом Драконе». Сегодня мы начинаем нашу рубрику «Советы преподавателя», в которую будут включены различные советы, имеющие отношение к обучению детей русскому языку и литературе. Мы будем говорить о различных способах объяснения материала и привлечения внимания детей к нему. Но самое главное, о чём мы никогда не должны забывать – это то, что перед нами дети, которым будут скучно сухое изложение какой-либо темы, а потому направьте все свои знания в несколько иное русло. К примеру, чтобы сделать урок более занимательным и наглядным при обучении написанию числительных на -дцать, можно привлечь знание этимологии слова и далее нарисовать вот такую картинку: